Over the summer IT replaced the projector system in ADM 435 with two LCD TVs, and a similar set up will be available in the library lecture hall and the new classrooms in the Administration building (ADM 155-157). In addition, the instructor station has two monitors so that you can split content between the two screens. So how can you teach effectively using two screens?
- Use one screen to display your slides and the other to display a webpage, document, YouTube video, your course site, etc.
- Set the second screen to display the document camera or a movie playing in the DVD player or VCR.
- If the second screen is not displaying your second monitor, you can have content on that monitor that your students can’t see such as lecture notes, problem solutions, etc.
- In ADM 435 the second screen can display your iPad. Instead of using the whiteboard, you can write in a note taking app and the contents can then be saved and shared with your students. Most iPad writing apps allow you to export the contents as PDFs.
Professor Maia Kelley taught in ADM 435 during the summer, and found a number of ways to use the dual screens in her teaching, including as an alternative to having students write out solutions to problems on the board.